It is no secret that traveling to Cuba can be very expensive. However, we have a few tips to help you save money while still making the most of your Caribbean holiday. Tourist traps are notorious for making you part with your money, but there are also many opportunities to enjoy the authentic Cuban experience on an affordable price tag. See below for a few financial tips.
If you avoid traveling to Cuba during the prime tourist season, you have a better chance at finding affordable accommodation. Try to book between the beginning of July and the end of September, during which you will find better options at better prices.
Speaking of accommodations, be flexible! The more flexible you are, the better chance you will find cheaper housing. There are many options including condos, villas, and apartments, and CouchSurfing. Who needs a 5-star hotel with all these options?
Focus on finding activities that suit your fancy for a good price. Enjoy the atmosphere of the relaxing beaches, gorgeous streets, and cozy villages for free! If you want a guided tour, look at different prices and ask business if they will match pricing. Often times, they will negotiate.
When in doubt, turn to the locals! When it comes to food, check out the street vendors that serve the freshest food for cheap. Why would you visit a touristy upscale place when you can try all these local gems for a better price?
Of course, what is a vacation without tasting the local drinks? Instead of paying a ridiculous amount of money for a drink made by a bartender, you could pick up a whole bottle of local rum for much cheaper and make your own bar wherever you please. If you want to go out, check out when the happy hour is so you can get drinks for cheaper!
As you can see, there are many ways to save money on your trip to the Caribbean, and still have an experience you won’t ever forget!
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